Eire scrum-half Conor Murray was once Tuesday decided on forward of John Cooney for the Six International locations opener towards Scotland, whilst Caelan Doris will make his world debut.

The selection between the enjoy of Murray and the exceptional type of Cooney was once the largest name going through new head trainer Andy Farrell.

Farrell has opted to turn religion in 78-cap Munster participant Murray, with 29-year-old Cooney a few of the replacements, regardless of a chain of good shows for Ulster.

Uncapped Doris, a former Eire Below-20s captain, has been rewarded with a get started at quantity 8.

His Leinster team-mate Ronan Kelleher, who has now not performed since fracturing a hand on December 7, is known as a few of the replacements, with Rob Herring beginning at hooker instead of retired former captain Rory Very best.

New skipper Johnny Sexton will lead Eire in Dublin on Saturday, beginning at fly-half after overcoming a knee drawback suffered in December.

Eire aspect to stand Scotland (15-1)

Jordan Larmour, Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny Sexton (capt), Conor Murray, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Furlong, Rob Herring, Cian Healy

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Devin Toner, Peter O’Mahony, John Cooney, Ross Byrne, Robbie Henshaw



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